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a third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
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for a moment and those threats from kim jong-un, he said he has his missiles pointed at austin, texas, of all places, is he ready to push the button? we'll go ahead and examine the options with two of the world's leading experts on the subject. she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one! the power of the "name your price" tool. only from progressive. boom. heart attack. the doctor recommends bayer aspirin to keep this from happening to me again. it's working. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. it can happen to anyone. talk to your doctor. that your mouth is under attack, from food particles and bacteria. try fixoden
community. >> suarez: the sanctions aim to make it more difficult for north korea's leader, kim jong-un, to finance his nuclear and missile programs. in december, the north successfully fired a long-range rocket, saying it was designed to orbit a satellite. and last month, north koreans cheered scientists who carried out the country's third nuclear test. that event directly provoked today's u.n. action. north korea's closest ally, china, even helped draft the sanctions. >> we want to see full implementation of the resolution. the top priority now is to defuse the tension, bring down the heat. ( applause ) >> suarez: instead, the sounds and images from pyongyang today were all about defiance. civilians and members of the military staged a mass rally and state television carried a direct threat against the u.s. >> ( translated ): since the united states is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest. >> suarez: north korea also threatened this week to nullify
stars has befriended one of the world's most controversial dictators, north korea's kim jong un. really likes basketball. so he allowed dennis rodman to visit the capital city with a film crew. rodman brought back this message for president obama. >> he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said if you can, dennis, i don't want do war. i don't want do war. >> okay. i'm not sure we should take dennis's word for it, though. peace-loving north korea conducted its third nuclear test right before dennis rodman's visit, and now is working on a long-range missile. but let's forget about peace and talk about love. here is dennis rodman again. >> his country like him, not like him, love him. love him. >> rodman and some harlem globetrotters got special tours of north korea's best sites. they did not see this north korea, where 6 million people need food eighth aid. 19% of the babies are malnourished, and most people make 4 bucks a day. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching ki
third nuclear test, and there are many things that kim jong-un who's a new leader in north korea. everyone else is newer than he is, nonetheless, he could have issued through rodman or even by letter a very -- a more sophisticated note on how he would like to stand down on the nuclear front, stand down on some of the posturing on south korea. there are many things he could have done to make this serious. he's a pop culture guy, he's a young man. we have to ask ourselves, is he trying to do what he knows. as inadequate and silly as it sounds, maybe there's something deeper there. i don't think there is, but barack obama needs to respond to serious initiatives and not just the pop culture ones. and the leader of north korea needs to learn that. >> here's what i don't get about these diplomatic niceties. why isn't this the best time to call, after north korea has done something that we really really don't want and we really want them to stop doing it. the soviet missiles were in cuba, and so president kennedy was communicating as directly with nikita khrushchev as he could. he didn'
. those statistics explain why the state department was not thrilled about watching kim jong un roll out the red carpet for rodman. >> clearly you've got the regime spending money to wine and dine foreign visitors when they should be feeding their own people. >> so let's get this straight. the united states has not held formal talks with north korea since 2005, but this guy gets a seat at the table? dennis rodman, the player who head butted a ref and was once called the worm? the man who has always attracted attention for keeping strange company might have finally outdone himself. let's turn to eugene robinson, msnbc political analyst and associate editor pulitzer prize winning columnist for "the washington post." okay. how bizarre is this? >> well, it's hard to get weirder than this, ed. i mean, dennis rodman has i think five nba championships. he has been defensive player of the year. he is in the hall of fame. he is not going to be adding a nobel peace prize to his list of honors. it's not going to happen. this was really bizarre. >> does this make north korea look approachable to the
in yesy rodman watched a basketball game with dictator kim jong un after which he had sushi and drinks with him and called him, "an awesome guy" and that he "loved him" but rodman went even further calling his father, kim jong despite the fact that north korea has one of the lowest-ranking human rights records of any country and is clearly not a friend of the usa. rodman left the country today after five apparently bff meantime, rodman owes more than $500,000 in back child support for his two kids and faces jail time if he doesn't pay it st. mary's gets probation randy bennett and his st. mary's basketball program was dinged by the ncaa today worse. st. mary's was placed on four years probation for, "a failure to monitor it's men's basketball program" mainly with regards to recruiting overseas, including three french players who never even ended up coming. however, the gaels can still participate in postseason play, including the ncaa tournament, which they have done four of the past eight years bennett himself will be suspended the first five conference games next year and won't be al
dennis rodman is in north korea reportedly telling kim jong-un he has a friend for life. rodman and globetrotters are there for a film documentary on hbo. kim jong-un, apparently a die-hard basketball fan. >>> and just moments ago, the latest rocket blasted off for a run to the international space station. the dragon capsule is full of supplies. it's the company's third delivery mission to the space station. those pictures are always cool. >>> three years ago the u.s. took home 30 olympic medals in canada. nine of them gold. who is that person with the long hair? i'll take you back there on this week's flashback friday. get a haircut. >>> more restaurants are offering cheap eats since the 2% tax hike took effect in january. cnbc's seema mody is here. >> that's right. a pullback from consumers in response, restaurants, chris, as you were pointing out, are stepping up their value offering subway will now include a $3 6-inch suband olive garden with a $6.95 lasagna primavera and restaurants are noticing the change and taking action. >> and my favorite story of the day, i think, the
. kim jong-un putting rockets on stand by and warning of possible strikes on hawaii, guam and the u.s. mainland. the united states responding to the threats by flying stealth bombers in a practice mission over south korea. an island near the korean border also is a target of the communist regime's fiery threats. our senior international correspondent matthew chance went there. this is a story you'll see only on cnn. >> reporter: across the yellow sea, the island flashpoints of this korean standoff. we traveled by high-speedboat, within sight of north korean waters, where tensions are making waves once more. along this ferry heading off the south korean coast, it's very close to the tension maritime border with the north. over the past few weeks, north korea has been threatening to attack the islands, urging the inhas be inhas bebitants to evacuate. for the people here, they take it very seriously. and this is why. back in 2010, yeonpyeong was attacked by north korean artillery. there was no warning. shells just rained down on the island, causing panic and destruction. at least four
. the first known american to meet with kim jong-un. he said he had a message from the north american leader for president obama. >> and one thing he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want the war. i don't want to do war. he said that to me. >> the young leader has defied u.n. sanctions by continuing to develop nuclear arms. accomplishing even little things can become major victories. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. when i was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis, my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel for my pain and stiffness, and to help stop joint damage. [ male announcer ] enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal
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korea's leader kim jong-un. will that be a good thing? i'll speak live this hour with david stern. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's a deal few thought would ever become a reality but in just a few hour it is will. back in 2011, congress and the white house hung a sword over their heads to force them to get the nation's fiscal house in order. they set up budget cuts so severe they would force action to prevent those cuts but both sides underestimated washington's dysfunction and tonight, $85 billion will be slashed from the budgets across the board. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin begins our coverage this hour. it's an ugly site. what's the latest, jessica? >> reporter: wolf, president obama is here and at work but he has not yet signed the order that will trigger these spending cuts. when he does, it will be low key and behind closed doors. he says it will create a ripple effect that will be felt across the economy. congressional leaders summoned to the white house for a last-minute meeting, left less than an hour later with no deal. soon afte
by the escalating threats from the country's unpredictable dictator, kim jong-un, including talk of a nuclear strike on the western coast of the united states. barbara starr's "outfront" at the pentagon. >> reporter: almost hysterical north korean troops greeted their leader, kim jong-un, during his made for tv inspection tour of military border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. is watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> reporter: cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, radars, and satellites already nearby. military officials say, so far, there are no signs of unusual military moves by the north. but there is a disturbing new weapons program, the kn-08. u.s. officials say this missile, shown in a north korean military parade last year, is now undergoing engine testing. it's a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000-mile range. that's not
country on earth, north korea, and its bizarre leader kim jong-un? >>> finally, calling luke skywalker and captain kirk, was president obama referring to "star wars" or "star trek" when he criticized republicans last week about the sequester? the answer may be in the "sideshow." >>> let's begin with republican unity on spending cuts. howard fine marn is the editorial director for "the huffington post," and jared bernstein is a former economic adviser to vice president biden. both are msnbc political analysts. gentlemen, "the new york times" caught on to a trend within the republican party today with their front page headline "gop clings to one thing it agrees on, spending cuts." richard stevenson then wrote conservative governors are signing onto provisions of what they once derisively dismissed as obama care. prominent senate republicans are taking positions on immigration that would have gotten the party's presidential candidates hooted off the debate stage during last year's primaries. same-sex marriage has gone from being a reliable motivator for the conservative base to gaining br
korea's dictator, kim jong-un, would be secretary of state john kerry or even president obama. but, no, former basketball star dennis rodman beat them to the punch. rodman, known as the worm, wiggled his way back into the spotlight after pictures surfaced of him hanging with the tyrant while visiting pyongyang to film a basketball documentary. rodman calls kim, quote, an awesome guy and a friend. even more bizarre was that the hall of famer revealed to abc's george stephanopoulos that kim gave him a message for president obama. listen. >> i sat with him for two days, and at one point he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. let's start there. let's start there. >> do you expect the obama administration to use rodman's basketball diplomacy anytime soon but et's talk about it. chris cillizza is an msnbc political analyst. stephen smith is an espn commentato
to show dictator gy kim jong un in islands that had a pep talk to "annihilate the enemy" anytime an order is issued. elsewhere, north korean army seasonals conducted military exercises in an apparent display of defiance against the u.s. and south korea. but the newly inaugurated south korean president, the first woman to hold the job, sought to project firmness in response. >> translator: i will deal strongly with north korea's provocation. >> reporter: this week the u.n. security council imposed new sanctions on what is already the most heavily sanctioned state for punishment for the nuclear test the north conducted last month, third in seven years. fresh from hosting dennis ro rodman, discussed a threat but was largely dismissed. >> the united states and the allies are repaired to deal with any threat and any reality that occurs in the world. >> reporter: the north has even gone so far to declare the intention to scrap the truce in place since 1953 that ended the korean war. the state department rejected suggestions that the steady application of sanctions may actually be helping the re
basketball with the north korean leader kim jong-un. the two sat together at a harlem globetrotter's game. kim jong-un at one point told rodman you are a friend for life. >>> the harlem shake now has the aengs of t aengs of t attention of the faa. this was taped last night on frontier airlines. the faa is looking into the incident saying it's trying to determine the circumstances of the videotaping and if it affected flight safety. >>> the world watch as pope benedict left the vatican the final time yesterday and it appears steven colbert was watching as well. >> folks the world is now in uncharted theological unchartered territory because as of 8:00 p.m. central vatican time, we are officially popeless! yes. we have been disimpopenatet. we have undergone a popenectomy. pope goes the weasel. during his last day, the artist formerly known as pope tendered his resignation and as with all departing popes, he raised his investments to the rafters. >> i know pope benedict is laughing. he does have a sense of humor. the pope actually will spend the rest of his life out of the public life in a m
. >>> overseas this evening to the intensifying threat from north korea. the new leader kim jong un and his unexpectedly quick advance have the u.s. on heightened alert. last night we reported on two more short-range missiles. the pentagon is adding to intercepters already in place along the west coast. they are deploying 14 new intercepters in alaska. they are designed to detect a north korean launch with satellites and radars. they would be fired off. i want to bring in martha raddatz tonight. you reported that this system as a whole has had mixed results. >> it has, david. the pentagon says they have confidence in the system, but these ground-based intercepters have a spotty record. in december 2010 after a failed test, the testing was suspended. but in january of this year, there was a successful intercept. >> you and i were talking about the bigger picture, when you hear the u.s. is bolstering its defense along the coast, it sounds like something out of the cold war, how serious is this? >> the u.s. doesn't think north korea is going to launch a missile and is years away from being abl
of demyians, kim jong un was reacting to the bomber that flew over. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. kim jong in signed documents to put rockets on standby. it's taking the owner leader at his word. he at the no paper tiger. north korea stated television made the announcement. it said the enemies are bringing the dark clouds after nuclear war, testing self-restraint and added the dpr can no longer tolerated this. he ordered to blow up everything in ashes if an order is issues. >> reporter: in show of solidarity while the russian and chinese foreign ministry urged them restraint. >> we hope that relevant parties will push together for a turnaround of a tense situation. >> reporter: some critics at home said the pentagon decision to send the b-2 stealth bombers could rean peninsula was provocative. >> pentagon was stuck in a rock and hard place. on the one hand north korea had had threatened a nuclear attack against the united states. the united states ally, south korea was extremely worried about this so the u.s. wanted to send out
rodman talking about his visit to north korea. why he says the leader, kim jong un wants president obama to do one thing, only one thing he said. martha: the husband of former congresswoman gabrielle giffords expected to testify in support of a key gun control measure in colorado. a lee alicialicia acuna live from denver. what are they looking at today. >> they are actually debating seven different gun control measures today. four of them have already been approved by the colorado state house. former shuttle commander mark kelly will be in denver to testify in support of one those measures which calls for mandatory background checks on all private gun sales and transfers. kelly testified before congress earlier this year you'll remember and the woman who tackled the tucson gunman who shot kelly's wife, congresswoman gabrielle giffords will also testify in support of another bill that will ban high capacity magazines of more than 15 rounds. >> i'm a republican and i want to see these bills passed, because they are the right thing to do. >> we are allowing politics to take away the safety
for years. they brought kim jong un on numerous trips to china and they show him factories and they tell him this is how you need to reform your economy. the north koreans have not listened. they constantly issue provocations. it's not good for business. and the business of china right now is business. host: taking your calls on foreign-policy issues. up first, grand junction, colorado, on the democratic line is cat. caller: thanks for taking my call. i am a fan of obama. nobody does anything exactly right. when you are fighting your own country as well as having to fight foreign wars, it gets to be pretty hard. i think he has handled it in a very courageous and very gentlemanly way. i have never seen a speech being given when he was on his way getting in office where they showed a picture of a man with a sign strapped around his waist [indiscernible] i don't think we would of seen that before any other president. host: how about north korea being a tree pena nation to deal with, on an international level? caller: i think obama is doing the best he can, considering he is being forced into ma
't get any weirder, it does. here's kim jong-un palling around with dennis rodman one week and threatening pre-emptive war the next. we're trying to figure out what this means. he's a young untested leader. is part of an attempted test, the strength of the new president of south korea? is it, you know, some kind of an internal power move? does he need to show that he's a tough guy to his generals who at the end of the day are the military backbone of the regime? that's part of the puzzle. but at the end of the day, it won't mean anything more than this. for the first time, china has really from the start been on board with sanctions against north korea. they helped draft this resolution which tells you just how annoyed they are at north korea. they have, to a certain extend supported it in providing it with fuel and food and this seems to be the straw that broke china's back. >> yeah, because that is pretty significant because china together with the united states, all the other members of the u.n. security council, they are on board because in the past the chinese were the
rodman, is currently in north korea telling everyone that kim jong-un, the supreme leader, is his supreme mate. what is dennis up to? >> isn't that the most beautiful thing in the world? >> does he know what he's doing? >> it absolutely is. you know, we're talking about what really is going to bring people together. the first thing is always going to be it's elvis. he will elvis is cool and you've got a fan of basketball who's over in this horrible country treating their people terribly, nuclear stuff, and they've got dennis rodman, a good old american who is over there doing great stuff. >> we'll agree to disagree on that. you're getting a hollywood star walk of fame. >> yes. >> good to see you. >> wonderful to see you, piers. >> we'll be right back. wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn't think i would ever quit. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. it put me at ease that you could s
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
military bases in japan and guam if provoked. this comes a day after kim jong-un conducted a mock drone strike on south korea. >>> live pictures now from chicago where the hiring our heroes job fair just kick off. this is the second anniversary of the program that helps find jobs for veterans and military spouses. the program has a goal of hiring 500,000 veterans by the end of 2014. at today's event, more than 75 employers are on site, and they are ready, as you can see, to conduct interviews. >>> a team searching the waters of the atlantic discovered what they believe are two of the engines from apollo 11. that's the rocket that first landed on the moon in 1969. amazon founder jeff bezos privately founded that search. they were found about 360 miles east of the launch pad three miles deep. they're expected to be brought back to port today. eventually, they'll be put on display. >>> and what would you think if your employer said you have to report your weight or be charged extra to be a part of the company's health plan? more and more companies are adopting these policies. >>> well n th
kim jong-un and what he told leaders after he left pyongyang after watching a basketball game and having a little din we are the leader. >> he was so honest. and one thing that, guess what? his grandfather and his father were great leaders. and he's such a proud man. i love him. i love -- the guy's awesome. >> dennis rodman there. he was in north korea to film a documentary for hbo. his visit coming just weeks after the north koreans conducted a nuclear test that was, of course, condemned by the united states and the united nations. >>> and it's the return of amtrak joe with the sequester cuts looming, the vice president said he'll do miss part to sam some money and happily stop taking air force two and start riding the train again. just like he did when he was a senator. >>> mitt romney, broken his post-election silence in an interview to air on fox news sunday. governor romney talks about the days as a presidential candidate. >> we were on a roller coaster. exciting and thrilling, ups and downs but the ride ends and then you get off. and it's not like, oh, can't we be on the
jong un a great friend, his best friend, a nice guy? doesn't that undercut pressure from the west? >> you know what, dennis rodman was a great basketball player, and as a diplomat, he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> as a diplomat, you have been a senator for decades. you have been your own boss. what's it like to coordinate and as some have suggested in the past regarding secretary clinton, take instructions on foreign policy from people in the white house who, frankly, don't have as much experience as you. this was a problem with your predecessor. >> i think -- there's lots of experience in the white house. please don't diminish that, number one. number two, i'm delight to work for this president, with the president and his advisors. it's a great team. the president has a terrific vision. that's what i came over here to try to reinforce is to really cement a community of action around common values, common economic interests, common security interests, and in europe, we did that, and in rome we made it clear how we would join together with respect t
in the next six months and he just returned after meeting with kim jong un and rodman says he wants to set the stage for a peace deal. a student learning social media etiquette. if you're going to tweet about your teacher at least get your facts right. otherwise this could happen. a student got angry about a test at school and tweeted, i hate you mr. torrence you said the test was on wednesday, give it to us on wednesday, not a tuesday. hash tag calendar. and two problems, the teacher saw the text and the test was always on tuesday. and showed the tweet to the entire class. and now bloomberg wants to talk your noisy head phones and new york city is set to launch a social media campaign. the mayor wants to warn about going deaf from loud music and head phones. hearing loss as soared 30% in teens. did you hear that? and associated press tweeting, italy's mt. etna shooting out hot lava and hot ash. the volcano erupting last night, that amazing sight caught on camera. and tweet your posts and don't forget to follow me on tw twitter @greta wire. it's been a long night for rand paul, but senator
revs ] ♪ >>> right now on "andrea mitchell reports" -- rockets ready. north korean leader, kim jong un issue as battle cry to his generals. as thousands march against america in pyongyang. is this just more saber-rattling? >>> foreign relations committee senator bob corker meeting in south korea today. >> hopefully what will occur is cooler heads will prevail and this will deescalate and hopefully we can have fruitful negotiations about the future. >> gun fight -- senators marco
is questioning the stability of north korean leader kim jong-un. congressman mike rogers, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, appearing on cnn's "state of the union." >> you have a 28-year-old leader, who is trying to prove himself to the military, and the military eager to have a saber rattling for their own self-interest. >> some analysts are now openly questioning whether or not kim jong-un is even in charge of north korea or if it's the military that's really in control now. >>> louisiana governor is uninjured in a car accident last night in baton rouge. bobby jindal was on the way home from his son's soccer game when state police say a truck made an illegal u-turn and sideswiped his vehicle. he says the governor is fine but a state trooper went to the hospital with some minor injuries. >>> one -- here we go. >> oh! >> so success of sorts. a controlled implosion near austin, texas, brought the old bridge down. but what you can't see is that shrapnel from this blast cut a fiber optic cable. that knocked out cell phone and some land line service in three 911 centers. ve
becomes the first american kim jong un has met since taking power over a year ago. he will need to brush up on his geography before his next diplomatic mission because he wrote, quote, maybe i'll run into that gangnam style dude while i'm here. psy is, of course, south crkore. he actually invited him to the united states. the state department may have something to say on that. >> he will appear on "celebrity apprentice," kim jong un. >> that would be great. >> i wish i could take that away right now. >> leave an open iing for gary busey to go over there and run the country. >> we'll take that flop. >> could you really tell them apart? not really. >>> big storm system in the pacific northwest bringing a lot of rain. in fact, we're talking in some parts of the puget sound area up to five inches of rain. the storm system effecting this will be along the midatlantic coast next week. european model has been making its way up the coast. and it could be a significant snow storm for the midatlantic. not so much necessarily for new york city, but anywhere from norfolk to washington, d.c., philade
missile attack. what the greater fear is kim jong u.n., kim the younger trying to prove himself and the military commanders trying to flex their power. some experts worry that that could lead to an attack not against the united states directly but against one of our allies, japan or south korea. shep? what did the united nations do today that is supposed to help prevent all of this. >> they introduced a series of measure in this security council resolution that are designed to stop north korea importing or crucially exporting nuclear technologies and stop the flow of cash that goes along with those kinds of exchanges of technology according to the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. susan rice, these are some of the strongest punishments the security council has ever put together. listen. >> taken together these sanctions will bite and bite hard. they increase north korea's isolation and raise the cost to north korea's leaders of defying the international community. >> now, importantly here, china has not just signed on to this resolution but, in fact, drafted it. but their words will b
and they are increasing, so that is serious. the other thing is dealing with a new leader, kim jong un, and we still don't know a lot about him, and his reign is developing right before our eyes. he was seen at a artillery site recently which was the same site that fired in 2010 on the south korean island where they had casualties there. another thing is they have a new president in south korea and usually north korea has some kind of pof vocation after a new south korean president takes office. we don't know what he's going to do, but i suspect he's going to do something in the next few weeks or months. jenna: what is also concerning to many analysts is the relationship between north korea and iran. there is certainly a lot of focus on missile interception on the west coast because of the geography with north korea. what about our east coast? what about their relationship with iran? should we be looking elsewhere besides just ask and california to beef up our defenses? >> the iranians certainly, as we all know, we've talked many times, are developing a nuclear weapon. they have missile technology, shor
. mike rogers questioning, quote, the stability of north korea's kim jong un after a recent series of provocative moves. >> the shear threat they would openly threaten a nuclear attack against the united states is problem enough but the military movements along the dmz and north korea are whole new set of problems. it's the largest military in the world still in uniform. this is something that we have to take seriously and you can see that they are looking for some provocations not just along the border, islands they are interested in and they fired artillery on the island. this is concerning because we don't know the stability of their leader, 28 years old. we're just not confident that we know he wouldn't take those steps. >> heather: meanwhile, the north's foreign minister saying his nuclear weapons are not a bargaining chip to trade for economic concessions. >> gregg: serious concerns being raised about the obama's administration handling of the benghazi terrorist attack. injured survivors were told to be quiet by the administration. elizabeth pran reporting from washington. >>
rodman has been speaking out about his visit with kim jong un. he was asked about pyongyang's threat to destroy america and its human rights record. while rodman said he couldn't condone it, kim is a human being. meanwhile, rodman had his own message from the north korean leader for president obama. >> it is a different view. he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he want obama to do one thing, call him. >> so are athletes better diplomates than politicians? they might be in d.c. at the moment. we want you to join this conversation here. >> it's not a very high bar, is it? >> no. that's the point, isn't it? it's not a high bar. everybody's approval ratings are all down. >> public approval ratings and bilateral discussions with other are two very different things. i feel like the presence of celebriti celebrities, whether or not dennis rodman realizes what they're doing, it cannot be seen as anything other than interference. >> mild irritation. do they think it's worse than that? >> i don't know. but i'm sure there's the potential for these kind of trip toes caus
great kim jong un is. this is the same week where north korea is coming out again and talking about how hostile and horrible we are as a country. it's not just dennis rodman. eric schmidt the head of google was recently in north korea. what is going on here? >> the north corina villaraigosa reanswer are expert at using people like rodman, like the harlem globetrotters, like schmidt, the philharmonic to give the regime legitimacy. this has no effect on the starving people of north korea, it only benefits theee hraoerbgts it's an embarrassment a tragedy that people allow themselves to be played for tphaols by the regime. srad today mere lennon had a name for the people in the west that the communists would use to their srarpbgs lennon called them useful idis, and i think the name is accurate. jenna: ambassador we had an historic moment. this is the first maybe of many, i don't think so about dennis rodman's foreign policy. interesting all the same because the pieces do matter. >> i'd be happy to talk to him and try to convince him this was a big mistake on that part. jenna: let us know if
, craig. take care. >> here are today's political headlines. north korea's kim jong-un wants president barack obama to call him. in his first interview since coming back from north korea on that unprecedented visit, former nba star dennis rodman says that he bears a message from president obama from the country's impressive leader jim jong-un. >> i sat with him for two days, and one thing he asked me to give obama to something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right, he told me that. >> no time to talk about that outfit. secretary of state john kerry has just wrapped up his trip to egypt. the secretary released about $200 million in u.s. aid to address what he calls egypt's extreme needs. kerry is headed to saudi arabia, his seventh stop on his nine-nation trip now. house speaker john boehner today telling david gregory on "meet the press" that he does not believe president obama ever had a plan to avert the sequester. >> if he had a plan, why wouldn't senate democrats go ahead and pass it? the house ha
our weirdest ambassador. >> kim jong-un is a famous chicago bulls fan. >> stephanie: dennis rodman not really a current -- chicago bull. >> but he was a chicago bull when the chicago bulls were world-class. >> bouncing off satellites and what not. >> stephanie: okay. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: barbara in d.c. welcome. >> caller: hi, stephanie. hi mooks. i'm calling because i had a comment about ann romney and how she's blaming the media for presenting the romneys as wealthy snobs. >> stephanie: right. how dare they. >> caller: she did that all by herself. she was on a morning show and the reporter was asking her about would the romneys release more than two years of tax returns. >> stephanie: when she said you people to robin roberts. >> caller: exactly. >> stephanie: that seemed unfortunate. an unfortunate scene from "the help." >> caller: that's exactly what she said and she sounded like a stuck up snob. >> here, have some pie! >> stephanie: we did. we baked them a magical electoral pie. [ ♪ magic wand ♪ ] >> eat my -- >> that was a line from the help. that was an os o car wi
by the new leadership. >> reporter: with a new north korean leader kim jong-un becoming increasingly confrontational with the u.s., the international community is watching this closely now. north korea conducting military exercises on their side of the border while the u.s. and south korea on their side started a annual joint exercise that including 10,000 south koreans and 3,000 americans. those joint military drills begin today and will last for 11 days. jenna. jenna: we'll talk about more of this during the show. steve, thank you. jon: john boehner says he is far from done as being house speak, but the gop needs to do a better job this from a wide-ranging interview with "roll call" where speaker boehner was asked how his members interpret the results of election and the unpopularity of the gop according to some polls and boehner had this answer. >> we have one house of congress an congress is the favorite whipping boy for americans for centuries. i don't expect that to change. we lost the presidential election in november. there are lessons we have to learn from that. we have to d
watching the harlem globetrotters. that's where dennis rodman and kim jong-un were watching the harlem globetrotters together. >> stephanie: hal sparks, funniest teenager in chicago. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> still have the shirt
leader that is there, kim jong-un, basically is part of the family that has controlled north korea since 1948. bill, let's look at what these things can do. bill: you really do not know what the intention is here on behalf of pongyang especially when you look attesting they have done over past few months. china to the west, russia to the north. south korea and japan to the east. just in the past ten days or so, advance it one time, the armistice that was in place since 1953 is called in question on behalf of the north. will the new young leader act on behalf of the armistice and create a more aggressive environment? that's what we're waiting to see here. we have the advanced way to show you the new missile the united states government believe north korea has. this is ground-based on behalf of the system on behalf of the u.s. could theoretically intercept at a range of 3,000 miles off the western coast of the united states and off canada there. if you believe all the intelligence we're picking up, martha, you have a range here of north korea that could extend some 6,000 miles. if that is
korea and the pacific. kim jong-un said they're ready to settle accounts. the announcement comes after they flew stealth bombers over south korean air space. deployed from a base in missouri, they practiced dropping bombs nearly 6,500 miles away. chuck hagel says the pentagon is not taking the regime's threats lightly. >> is north korea more dangerous today? i think they're very provocative actions and belligerent tone. it has ratcheted up the danger. and we have to understand that reality. >> on tuesday, kim jung-un threatened to fire on hawaii and the u.s. mainland and as recently put ground troops in artillery on standpoint. pyongyang released a video showing the u.s. capitol and white house under attack. this is like a cartoon. i mean, they can't even get their rocket 15 feet off the ground. >> but one of the important things is, the assumption is in military circles and intelligent circles is one of the reasons this is happening is actually a north korean leader is under threat internally and he's having to prove to his own people that he's a strong man. now, if that's the case, i
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writes, i'm up i.m.'ing my boy, kim jong-un. once you get to know him, it's worse. >> that whole thing is just surreal. what's not surreal? "morning joe" starting right now. >>> i sat with him for two days. and the one thing -- he asked me to give obama something to say and do one thing. he wants obama to do one thing, call him. >> he wants a call from president obama? >> that's right. he told me that. he said, if you can, dennis. >> seriously? what more information do you need, nicolle wallace? good morning, everyone. that's diplomacy. >> sunday's show's a little different. >> that must have been behind the scenes online, right? no, come on, stop it, barnicle. it's too early. >> david brinkley also? that was rodman's second trip back to "this week." he was on with brinkley and cokie. >> dr. brzezinski. >> that would have been fun to watch. >> call him. >> i actually would have watched that. >> call him. >> wow. okay. >> what was that about? >> i don't know. i think that about says it all. and you just sit right there. good morning, everyone. it's monday, march 4th. i'm a little angry
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